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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 637839, 8 pages
Acid Treatment of Titania Pastes to Create Scattering Layers in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
SPECIFIC, College of Engineering, Baglan Bay Innovation and Knowledge Centre, Swansea University, Central Avenue, Baglan SA12 7AX, UK
Received 3 August 2012; Accepted 28 September 2012
Academic Editor: Leonardo Palmisano
Copyright © 2012 Trystan Watson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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